Mercury Day poetry: Truth and Unbelief
How do you define “faith?” Can you? Are there any words that can adequately capture what it means?
It would seem than humanity has spent countless thousands (and many more) years trying to figure out what the feeling of “I believe” means.
Bobbie posted some thoughts on faith — and the leap to it — yesterday. And so when I saw she also had posted, on her own poetry blog, the following, I wrote to her: “The ‘Your face’ is Ganesh, right?” And since I think it is, I’m going to go a bit unorthodox and not give you a canonical poem today. Instead, think of this one as the latest in an unknowingly long line of poems pursuing a sense of faith:
Truth and Unbelief
The Truth is a dim and narrow place
Compared to the expanse of the Uncertain;
The light on Your face allows me to embrace
Opposites. What will I find if I seek Faith?
It, too, is like the location of the horizon: There,
Then it recedes as I approach. Presence
Or Absence, It makes no difference, in the End.
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